PHOENIX, Ariz. - Former Auburn point guard Jared Harper's two-way contract with the Phoenix Suns guarantees him a roster spot with the Northern Arizona Suns, the NBA G League affiliate of the Phoenix Suns.
The contract also gives Harper the ability to play in the NBA for 45 days during the upcoming season.
“Accomplishing my dream of being an NBA player is exciting,” Harper said. “For it to be happening right now is great.”
Harper joined the Suns for the NBA Summer League, during which he averaged 10.5 points, 2.5 assists and 2.5 rebounds in 21.8 minutes per game.
“[Phoenix] said I’m a great player and I’m going to do a lot of great things on the court,” Harper said. “Some of the things I was able to do at Auburn, I was able to do during summer league. I’m going to continue to get better and prepare to get ready for training camp and eventually the season.”
During his time at Auburn, Harper was one of three guards in program history with 1,000 points and 500 assists. The only other players to achieve this status are Wes Flanigan and Doc Robinson.